Strengthening Religious Freedom of Expression on Religious Freedom and Urban Space

The program started on November 2014 and ended on December 2015 focusing on three districts Tangerang Selatan, Kota Bogor and Kota Bekasi that have social conflicts in building the place of worship for minority groups. This project is expected to become a venue of conversation and dialogue among those conflicting groups. It aimed at strategic civil society organizations such as Fokus Kerukunan Umat Beragama (FKUB), Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Muhammdiyah and other groups. Besides aiming strategic CSOs, the program also aimed at academia and media practitioners. The main activities were Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and regular discussions on diverse topics which delivered by numerous resource persons who were experts in their subjects such as Dr. Ivan Hadad, Dr. Abdul Muqsith Ghazali, Dr. Marco Kusumawijaya, Ulil Abshar Abdalla, Ihsan Ali Fauzi, Syafii Mufid, K. H. Masdar Mas’udi and Dr. Erna E. Chotim. The program was collaboration with the Ford Foundation.